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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston Police are investigating after a Boston EMS worker was stabbed Wednesday afternoon.
It happened on New Chardon Street at Bowker Street, near the Edward Brooke Courthouse, around 4 p.m.
Boston EMS Chief Jim Hooley said the female EMT, a 14-year veteran, was transporting a psychiatric patient from East Boston to Massachusetts General Hospital when that patient became unruly and attacked her.
At that point, Hooley said, the EMT's partner, who was driving, stopped the transport and came into the back to try to help. Hooley said the patient sprayed the partner in the face with mace.
Boston Police Superintendent William Gross said officers arrived shortly after and arrested the female suspect, who has not been identified.
One of the responding officers applied a tourniquet to the EMT's leg. She was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital and is expected to survive.
Hooley said Mayor Marty Walsh has been in to visit the EMT and offered any assistance needed.
Gross said the suspect will be arraigned Thursday in Boston Municipal Court.